The drive through Sardine Canyon was absolutely beautiful. I usually encourage Tim to keep driving, but this time it was too beautiful not to stop for a minute to enjoy. As we drove I asked him how it felt to have an 18 year old son and one that is 5 months old. I think his answer was somewhere along the lines of "old". I think the real answer is "lucky". It was really important to him to spend the day with Taylor to make sure Taylor know how important he is to him. I think all of the kids are especially lucky to have such a dedicated and loving dad.
We made it just in time for the start of the Homecoming parade. It was kind of chilly-perfect for fall. The best part of the parade was watching all of the kids chase candy, I think their bags were fuller than after a night of trick or treating.
|Luke loved hanging with Dave,|
Especially after he gave him a box of Nerds to play with.
They were the perfect size for him to hold,
And made great noise.
|Erika has been practicing hard all week with her cheer group|
So it was fun to see them in the parade.
|Luke loves his cheerleader sister.|
|Always happy to be the center of attention.|
|Tim and the birthday boy.|
|With Shauna and Karl, Tim's sister|
Big fans of Utah State and big fans of Luke
|It did get a little loud at times.|
Sitting by the band was probably not the best location.
|Zach was clearly having a great time!|
On our way home this morning we stopped and saw the Brigham City temple. It is not very big, but it was absolutely beautiful. It felt so peaceful just being in the parking lot.
I realized that I hadn't ever posted any pictures from Erika's birthday, 15 years old. We were lucky and all got to celebrate with Grandpa and Grandma Whitesides and red velvet cake. August-September are busy birthday months.